Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes near Cotui, Cotuí, Provincia Sanchez Ramirez, Dominican Republic
4.0 quake 19 Feb 1:52 am (GMT -4)

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake near Cotui, Cotuí, Provincia Sanchez Ramirez, Dominican Republic, was reported only 17 minutes ago by The international "Ayiti-Séismes" project to detect quakes in the wider Haiti region, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in the Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 96.5 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Monday, February 19th, 2024, at 1:52 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Piedra Blanca (pop. 8,500) located 12 km from the epicenter, Bonao (pop. 73,300) 16 km away, Cotui (pop. 41,600) 17 km away, and Villa Altagracia (pop. 40,000) 30 km away. In Jarabacoa (pop. 30,000, 45 km away), Sabana Grande (pop. 16,800, 49 km away), Santo Domingo Oeste (pop. 701,300, 55 km away), Bajos de Haina (pop. 66,800, 62 km away), Santo Domingo (pop. 2,201,900, 64 km away), and Santiago de los Caballeros (pop. 1,200,000, 74 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

Earthquake data:
Date & time: Feb 19, 2024 01:52 am (Santo Domingo time) local time (19 Feb 2024 05:52 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 96.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.93°N / 70.26°W (Maimon, Provincia Sanchez Ramirez, Dominican Republic)
Primary data source: Ayiti